Instruments for success
College Preparedness and Career Pathways
Meets: Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30PM
Location: South Philadelphia Library, 1700 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19145
Fall Dates: October 2 - December 18, 2019 (No class November 27, 2019)
Spring Dates: February 5 - April 8, 2019
Application Due Dates: Fall - September 27, 2019; Spring - January 31, 2019
The college application process can often be tricky and intimidating, but we can make it easier for you! Instruments for Success is a ten-week after-school program covering every aspect of the college admissions and audition process.
Students spend seven of the ten weeks learning from a highly experience college counselor. The other three weeks, a series of guest speakers help students explore career paths both in and connected to the field of music.
In this course, students learn about:
Selecting schools that are the right “fit” for their goals and interests
Writing a compelling college essay
Preparing for auditions and interviews
Navigating the world of financial aid, grants and scholarships
How to approach the SAT and ACT
Career paths both in and connected to the field of music
Participation is limited to 30 students. Students who meet attendance and participation requirements are eligible to receive a stipend of up to $200!
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"Project 440 has taught me an abundance of crucial information - including the skills I will need to survive as a musician in the 21st century, how to navigate my way through the college application and audition process and how diverse a career in classical music can be."
- Marquise M., 2017 Instruments for Success Graduate
"As the program is coming to a close I would like to say thank you for offering me this opportunity. I never knew that learning about Colleges could be this vigorous, yet humorous."
- Jonathan M., 2018 Instruments for Success Graduate